Launching the Application

Now for the easy part. Once the runtime is installed on the local machine and set up as a helper application or viewer in the browser, users just start their browsers and visit your Web site. Since your application was included as a hyperlink, users simply click the highlighted text or image associated with the hyperlink to invoke your COBOL program.

The browser recognizes ACUCOBOL-GT object files, invokes the ACUCOBOL-GT runtime as a helper application, and runs your application on the end user's machine. The application runs just as if the user had invoked it directly on a local machine, using the full screen and ACUCOBOLGT user interface. The browser continues to run in the background.